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Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Evelyn Tubb
Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Genre: Classical
 
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Evelyn Tubb's involvement with Purcell's stage music, and Dido & Aeneas in particular, has run like a thread through her illustrious career. She was part of the historic collection of Early Music luminaries who took part i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Evelyn Tubb
Title: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Edition Lilac - #200204
Original Release Date: 2/20/2004
Release Date: 2/20/2004
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 829757627823

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Evelyn Tubb's involvement with Purcell's stage music, and Dido & Aeneas in particular, has run like a thread through her illustrious career. She was part of the historic collection of Early Music luminaries who took part in the seminal 1981 Chandos recording by Andrew Parrott, and later sang one of the witches' parts with Nigel Rogers' Chiaroscuro Ensemble. In 1989, in partnership with Michael Fields, she founded the Mayfield Chamber Opera Company, and Dido & Aeneas was their first production, with Evelyn singing Dido. The production was hailed as "a thought-provoking and innovative masterpiece" and Evelyn's interpretation of the tragic heroine "sung with stunning beauty". But, being a Gemini, Evelyn always had a yearning to explore both sides of the tragedy. While several singers have sung both Dido and the Sorceress, in this present recording Evelyn is the first to do so with a characterization of the Sorceress that is true to Restoration ideas...